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express surprise tonight after pope benedict 16th 's announcement he is stepping down -- benedict xvi's announcement that he is stepping down. >> reporter: the news came as a surprise to many people. catholics here tell us what they'd like to see a new leader bring to the church. pope benedict xvi made a stunning announcement this morning. the 85-year-old german born pope said fatigue is the reason he's stepping down. his papacy began in 2005. >> wow, this is big news. >> reporter: brother charles hilton teaches history at st. mary's college and says a sitting poem has not resigned in -- pope has not resigned in almost 600 years. >> what a beautiful gesture to say that his own strength is failing and rather than grasp power and hang onto it to the end he's going to let it go. >> reporter: during the nightly mass at st. mary's chapel the pope's announcement was on the minds of those attending services. some hope a new leader will allow the catholic church to reexamine its approach towards hot button issues such as abortion, same sex marriage and the role of women in the church. >> t
. they have destroyed the remaining incorrect mailers. >>> in news of the world, at the vatican, pope benedict xvi presided over ash wednesday services. this is expected to be his final public mass before he retires at the end of the month. he was given a standing ovation. the pope asked for their prayers. on the south pacific island of guam, a 21-year-old man went on a rampage killing three people and injurying 11 others. police say he crashinged a car into a building at a resort. then he got out, and began stabbing people. most of the victims were japanese tourists. >>> in the netherlands, this is one of the biggest time of the year for the floral auction. buyers are making bids on a variety of flowers. the auction sells 100 million roses, 100 million tulips, and more than 100 million different types of flowers just in time for valentine's day. >>> valentine's day is tomorrow. we'll explain why it's not just sweethearts who will be getting the sweets. >> the dance craze turning a >>> people around the bay area are working tonight to make valentine's day wishes come true. >> reporter: we spok
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